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Exhibitions Curator, American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia

The American Philosophical Society’s Library & Museum seeks to hire an Exhibitions Curator to join a collaborative team at the APS’s Museum.


The American Philosophical Society’s Museum mounts yearly thematic exhibitions that showcase the extensive materials in the Society’s collections. The Exhibitions Curator is responsible for planning, developing, and delivering interpretative exhibitions for broad audiences in the Museum Gallery located in historic Philosophical Hall. The position is expected to bring fresh interpretations to the Library & Museum collections to tell compelling and pertinent stories that have both historical and contemporary value.

The position works closely with a small but dedicated Museum staff. More broadly, they will work as an integral member of the Library & Museum staff who will support them in their professional growth, encourage their contributions, and provide opportunities for self-directed and collaborative work with other staff and external colleagues.

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct research in the APS’s Library & Museum collections in preparation for each exhibition;
  • Work both with APS content specialists and independently to select objects for exhibitions and develop thematic narratives;
  • Write interpretive materials for non-scholarly audiences (exhibition labels and text panels, website text, blog posts, etc.);
  • Participate in exhibition conservation meetings and exhibition design meetings;
  • Work with the Education and Programming Department to develop and support exhibition-related education and programming needs;
  • Periodically act as the public face of the exhibition (giving private tours, communicating with APS Membership, the public, and the press);
  • Other Library & Museum projects as assigned.

This is a full-time, onsite position with benefits. The Society offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, 403b with employer match, and generous paid days off.

Salary: Full-time, exempt, $60,000


The American Philosophical Society (APS), the oldest learned society in the United States, was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purposes of “promoting useful knowledge.” In the 21st century, it serves to advance knowledge and promote scholarship in the humanities and social, mathematical, life, and physical sciences. Members of the Society are elected from among the most eminent scholars and civic and cultural leaders in North America and abroad. More than 100 living APS Members are Nobel laureates.

The APS’s Library & Museum collections make it among the premier institutions for documenting and exhibiting the history of the American Revolution and founding, the history of science from Newton to NASA, Native American languages and culture, and the development of American anthropology. The Library houses over 14 million manuscripts, 275,000 volumes and bound periodicals, 250,000 images, fine art, and other objects. Museum exhibitions interpret these extensive collections for the regional, national, and international visitors who come to Philadelphia’s historic district. In so doing, the exhibitions aim to nurture the spirit of inquiry, promote critical thinking, and engender enthusiasm for object-based learning by using primary source documents and authentic objects. The Library & Museum also hosts a robust fellowship program, offering over 25 short-term and 10 long-term fellowships each year to scholars using its collections.

For Further Information on Library & Museum Collections visit:  and

The Library & Museum’s approach is interdisciplinary and applications from qualified candidates in any humanities discipline are welcome. Applicants should be able to demonstrate broad interests and the intellectual and conceptual tools necessary for working across disciplines and time periods and for making creative connections.

  • Holds a minimum of an M.A. in the humanities and at least 3 years of previous curatorial experience in an institutional setting;
  • Able to synthesize information quickly; excellent analytical and writing skills; experience in writing for different purposes and broad audiences;
  • Has strong communication skills; actively seeks and actively listens to input from others;
  • Able to adapt and innovate; remains resilient, flexible, and open to change;
  • Works to build trust; earns the confidence of trust in others by consistently demonstrating honesty, integrity, and authenticity;
  • Demonstrates accountability; determines objectives and goals and develops plans to achieve those goals;
  • Skilled in project management; has project-oriented organizational skills and ability to set and meet deadlines for time sensitive projects;
  • Values collaboration; understands exhibition work is a team effort and is open to exchanging and integrating ideas of coworkers, collaborators, and advisors;
  • Experienced researcher, with experience in archival research preferred;
  • Interested in developing connections with local partners;
  • Willing to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Please submit a resume or CV with a cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for the position to Interfolio. Samples of scholarly and non-scholarly writing may be requested for semifinalists. References will be requested for finalists. Please click here to apply.

We encourage those interested in learning more about the position to email Mary Grace Wahl, Associate Director of the Museum, at
(Posted 4/2)

Director, Marily Horne Museum and Exhibit Center, University of Pittsburgh, Bradford

Love where you work! Inspire and educate new generations on the importance of art, culture and philanthropy through the life and achievements of renowned mezzo-soprano, Marilyn Horne.

Pitt-Bradford is looking for a self-directed professional with a strong creative vision to lead the university’s 3,400 square-foot Art Deco exhibition space celebrating the craft of opera and the achievements of renowned diva and Bradford native, Marilyn Horne.  

This is a full-time, 12-month position for someone who will work well independently with support from the Director of Arts Programming?

Hiring Range: $39,000 – $45,000/year

Duties:  The next Museum Director will take over all aspects of our successful museum, focusing on three primary areas:

Creative Community Engagement:
• Function as the primary face and voice of the museum
• Develop relationships with local leaders and stakeholders
• Curate and program opera-adjacent exhibits and performances (5-7 per year)
• Support arts and cultural events in downtown Bradford
• Create and implement robust educational programming for all ages

Museum Operations & Revenue Sourcing:
• Review and monitor budget and monthly levels
• Manage a team of student Museum Ambassadors, including training, hiring, and managing their time
• Operate the museum store, including curating and purchasing inventory and managing merchandise and the point-of-sale system
• Update and maintain the museum’s online site,

Supporting the Museum’s Future:
• Fundraise with support from the office of Philanthropic & Alumni Engagement and maintain relationships with current museum donors
• Manage, research, and preserve the museum’s internal collection and coordinate with the University of Pittsburgh Archives.
• Manage rights agreements and licenses related to the exhibits and multimedia within the museum
• Maintain communication with the Horne family and other external stakeholders

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Fine Arts, Museum Studies, or related field. Minimum 3-years’ experience in arts management, non-profit, or a museum-related business. Strong ability for independent work and creative problem solving. Must be able to work some nights and weekends.

Benefits: Excellent benefits package, including education benefit (university-paid tuition) for employee and dependents; retirement plan with up to 8% employer match; group medical insurance, life insurance, optional vision, and dental insurance; and generous vacation, sick and personal time. For more information visit

Salary range: $39,000 – $45,000/year

Deadline to apply: April 26, 2024

Apply Here:
(Posted 4/2)

PT Buildings and Grounds Representative, Renfrew Museum and Park, Waynesboro

Part-Time, Seasonal: 28 hours per week; not to exceed 26 weeks. Typical schedule 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday and Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., seasonal May-October; occasional nights and weekends as programming requires. Subject to change based on institutional needs.

Hourly Wage: Non-exempt, $14.00 per hour.

Reports: Reports to Manager of Buildings and Grounds

Benefits: N/A

Renfrew Museum and Park, a historic Pennsylvania German farmstead located in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania is currently in its 49th year of operation! This established and rapidly growing institution, sited on 107 acres of scenic land nestled along the east branch of Antietam Creek, is deeply committed to creating lasting connections to Renfrew’s distinctive character and dynamic heritage through unique experiences. Renfrew is currently seeking a dynamic individual with a diverse skillset for a seasonal position on its staff. The Buildings and Grounds Representative 1 Seasonal (BGR-1S) reports to the Manager of Buildings and Grounds. The BGR-1S ensures a positive and welcoming Museum experience and environment for guests and is responsible for helping make the most of their visit when experiencing our historic buildings, grounds and gardens, authentic collections, exhibits, programs, and events.

Please visit for full job description.

Applications accepted until the position is filled.

Interviews to be conducted Monday April 15, Tuesday April 16, Monday April 22, and Tuesday April 23, 2024. Estimated start date is Monday May 6, 2024. Last day of seasonal work estimated is Friday November 1, 2024.

Please send resume and cover letter with three (3) professional references to:

Becky LaBarre, Executive Director –

1010 E. Main Street ∙ Waynesboro, PA 17268 ∙ (717) 762-4723
(Posted 4/2)

Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, The Moravian Historical Society, Nazareth

The Moravian Historical Society (MHS) seeks an inventive, organized, and detail-oriented person to fill the role of Curator of Collections and Exhibitions. The Curator leads the efforts to care, preserve, and interpret the museum’s collection. In managing all aspects of collections, the Curator follows professional standards and practices including documentation, care, maintenance and handling, use and access, copyright, security, and environmental monitoring of objects. This position is also responsible for planning, developing, and delivering interpretative exhibitions and programs to broad audiences. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Curator will work closely with the entire staff and Board of Directors to achieve the overall goals of the organization. The ideal candidate will have a passion for history and enjoy working cooperatively with colleagues and the public. The Curator is expected to bring fresh interpretations of the museum’s extensive collections to tell compelling and pertinent stories of Moravian history.

A full job description can be found on our website:
$20 per hour/ 28 hours per week
Deadline to apply: 5/31/2024
Qualified individuals are invited to send a cover letter and resume to
(Posted 3/27)

Archivist 2, The Pennsylvania State Archives, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg

Are you inspired by the relevance of history and searching for a way to make it more accessible? The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is seeking an Archivist 2 with a penchant for details and digitization to join the State Archives’ Digital Archives (DA). Help preserve and protect our state’s history and heritage.

This Archivist 2 position is responsible for acquiring, accessioning, arranging, describing, and ongoing preservation and maintenance of records in the DA and for maintaining and assisting agencies with the use of the Digital Records Center (DRC). This includes working with other government agencies to effectively promote and explain the DA and the DRC as well as cultivate agency cooperation and compliance, acquire digital records of both born-digital and scanned objects, and to ensure that correct metadata and file formats are received and accessioned without corruption to the files.  

Participation in the functional development and ongoing project management of the DA and DRC is essential for this position. You will also investigate and recommend appropriate software, processes, and procedures for describing, managing, and preserving the records, with careful attention to national and international standards and best practices. This position may also offer opportunities to develop and conduct training for government agencies on digital preservation, maintenance, discovery, and disposition as well as expand your experience with other non-digital duties of the State Achieves.

Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description.

Closing date: 4/15/2024

Salary range: $54,181.00 – $82,387.00 Annually
(Posted 3/27)

Mellon Foundation Preservation Scholar, Western Pennsylvania Disability History and Action Consortium, Pittsburgh

The Western Pennsylvania Disability History and Action Consortium is accepting applications for a new named position, the Mellon Foundation Preservation Scholar.

Please see the full job description below, or download a PDF version of the job description here.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to by 5 pm on Friday, April 12.

The Consortium is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage applications from individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented minority groups. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.

Details of Position:

  • Classification: Independent contractor
  • Location: Remote with possible regional travel (up to 5%)
  • Time Frame: This named position will be hired for a two-year contract period, from April 2024 through March 2026, with contract being renewed afterwards as funding permits.           
  • Time Commitment: 20 hours per month
  • Hourly rate: $30 per hour
  • Reports to: Outreach & Preservation Coordinator

Job Responsibilities:

The Mellon Foundation Preservation Scholar will work closely with the Outreach & Preservation Coordinator to identify, document, coordinate, and share the history of people with disabilities in Western Pennsylvania. Key to this role is locating new resources previously unavailable to The Consortium and providing support for collection, preservation, maintenance, and communications for those resources.

  • Archive Care
    • Maintain the database of existing Western Pennsylvania disability history collections, media, and potential sources of Western Pennsylvania disability history.
    • Contribute content for The Consortium’s website to ensure that all new collections are incorporated appropriately.
    • Help to create and execute a plan for archiving historic materials collected by The Consortium and creating access to the materials via The Consortium’s website.
    • Assist with the coordination of donation of physical artifacts to Heinz History Center as permanent repository.
    • Research and keep up-to-date on preservation standards and practices,
    • technology and techniques.
    • Assist in ensuring that The Consortium follows historic preservation standards, principles and policies.
  • Community Outreach
    • Answer donation and preservation inquiries, as assigned.
    • Assist in identifying, cataloging, and sharing key stories of significant value and interest.
    • Help advance The Consortium’s educational programming, in conjunction with other staff members, by assisting with the development and implementation of initiatives, programming and other activities that build an informed and engaged audience for disability history and advocacy.
    • Assist in developing electronic and print material about disability history-related issues.
  • Development/Fundraising:
    • Compile statistics and write copy for grant-related reporting as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in history, archival studies, or a related field
  • Three to five years of experience with history research, oral history, public history, and scholarly writing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently, multi-task, establish priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Emotional intelligence and experience interacting with people with disabilities and their families
  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and dedication
  • Ability to exercise good judgment with a strong attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills with internal and external contacts
  • Experience working with community archives is a plus
  • Experience with disability history is a plus

Technology Skills Required:

  • Email / calendar productivity software
  • Google Suite – Docs, Sheets, and Drive
  • Relational database experience. Little Green Light experience is a plus
  • WordPress content management system experience is a plus
  • Familiarity with social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, is a plus

(Posted 3/25)

Shipboard Educator, Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia

Hours: Part Time Seasonal; Must be available for nights and weekends (April 2024 – September 8, 2024)
Description: Shipboard Educators are responsible for engaging Independence Seaport Museum’s audience with the historic ships Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna. Shipboard Educators are responsible for learning and understanding a wide range of historical content and context related to both historic ships. This includes providing guided tours on both vessels and executing specialty and afterhours tours. In addition to tours, Shipboard Educators are expected to engage the public on a more informal basis by speaking with visitors, tourists, and school groups. When no tours are in progress, Shipboard Educators are on hand to answer questions and facilitate activities. Shipboard Educators report to the Manager of Historic Ships and Shipboard Education Coordinator.

 High school education or equivalent and/or commensurate work experience.
 Bachelor’s degree in history, public history, museum studies or related field a plus. Interest in/Experience in naval and maritime history or STEM subjects a plus.
 Comfortable speaking to groups of children, adults, and other audiences.
 Ability to adapt and interpret information to groups of all ages and abilities.
 Good time management skills.
 Ability to work independently or collaboratively with shipboard preservationists, volunteers, other interpreters, and ISM staff.
 Flexibility, patience, friendly, and a good sense of humor.
 Ability to work outdoors and onboard the historic ships during the peak of summer weather and temperatures.
 Ability to work nights and weekends as necessary.

Essential Duties:
 Providing public guided tours of Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna  Leading specialty and after hours tours of Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna  Facilitating and occasionally assistance with creating learning opportunities and programs centered around Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna  Assisting in working and overseeing special events aboard ship as necessary  Managing general public safety while aboard ship  Maintaining cleanliness of public facing and crew spaces while aboard ship  Assisting in general shipboard operations  Lead school programs as needed (training provided)  Other duties as assigned
The Independence Seaport Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity, inclusion, and equity as matters of fairness and effectiveness. We are committed to hiring and retaining a staff that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve, fostering an inclusive working environment where staff of all backgrounds feel welcomed and engaged in our mission. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

 $14.25 per hour, employment will run through 9/8/24

To apply:
Apply to this position directly at No phone calls.
Independence Seaport Museum allows visitors to discover Philadelphia’s river of history and world of connections. For more information, please visit
Location: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106. The Museum is easily accessible by public transportation and nearby parking.
(Posted 3/25)

PT Managing Director, The Coalition of State Museum Associations, Remote

The Coalition of State Museum Associations (COSMA) is excited to announce a new opportunity to join our team as a part-time, remote contractor in the role of Managing Director. This position offers a chance to contribute to the advancement of museums across the nation while enjoying the flexibility of remote work.

Position Details:

  • Role: Managing Director
  • Type: Part-Time, Remote Contractor
  • Hours: 15-20 hours per week
  • Compensation: $25/hour
  • Responsibilities: Managing the board, budget, finances, membership, communications, and programming for COSMA with the assistance of our working board.

COSMA is dedicated to connecting and strengthening state museum associations, thereby enhancing the excellence of museums in every state. As our Managing Director, you will play a pivotal role in furthering this mission by overseeing key aspects of our organization’s operations.

To Apply:

If you’re passionate about museums and have the skills to drive COSMA’s initiatives forward, we encourage you to apply. Please send your resume and cover letter to by April 15, 2024.

For more detailed information about the position, including qualifications and responsibilities, please review the full job description.
(Posted 3/25)

Philanthropy Officer, Gettysburg Foundation, Gettysburg

The Philanthropy Officer identifies, cultivates, and solicits potential funders of all types and ensures meaningful donor relations, with the goal of securing significant funding from individuals, foundations, and government sources. The Philanthropy Officer leads the Foundation’s grant seeking program from institutional funders and oversees the Foundation’s Society-level membership program made up of our higher-level annual donors. This position will collaborate with internal staff within the Foundation and National Park Service to identify and match appropriate funders with organizational funding needs, communicating with and soliciting funders in writing and through personal interaction, including one-on-one donor calls. Another key role of this position is to assist the Philanthropy Team on special projects, events, and mailings.  

Gettysburg Foundation is a non-profit philanthropic, educational organization operating in partnership with the National Park Service to preserve Gettysburg National Military Park and the Eisenhower National Historic Site, and to educate the public about their significance.

• Identify, cultivate, and solicit prospects and donors of all types – individual, foundation, corporate, and government – through research, prospect development, donor portfolio management, and donor integration.
• Manage a portfolio of prospective donors of all types including qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding these donors. Actively strategize and focus on moving donors through the pipeline using written communication vehicles and personal outreach.
• Maintain and monitor contacts with donors, adhering to the highest ethical standards, and demonstrating perseverance, optimism, and sensitivity to the needs of the donors.
• Research prospects and manage an institutional grants calendar for a portfolio of institutional funders, coordinating with Foundation and NPS staff on projects, writing and submitting proposals, and executing appropriate follow up.
• Manage Society-level memberships made up of our most loyal annual donors: soliciting upgrades, developing new benefits and engagement strategies, and planning and executing Society events.
• Accurately manage all prospect/donor activity in the Tessitura database and serve as liaison to database manager to ensure cross-departmental communication and coordination.
• Represent the Gettysburg Foundation effectively and professionally to external audiences.
• Produce monthly progress reports as required by management to accurately reflect caseload activity and performance.
• Collaborate and meet with all appropriate Foundation and National Park Service staff to ensure accurate understanding of and access to relevant project information.
• Ability to work a flexible schedule which could include evenings and weekends.
• Other duties as assigned.

• Help plan and implement Foundation sponsored events and activities aimed at engaging donors and prospects such as Friends of Gettysburg Events and the Gettysburg Foundation Gala.
• Assist with communication strategies and the development of communication materials to deepen ties to donors and prospects.
• Ability to get along with peers, subordinates, and management and maintain a positive and constructive attitude while solving problems.
• Ability to protect and promote the mission, goals, and values of Gettysburg Foundation in support of the NPS.
• At all times, conduct themselves in accordance with the highest professional and ethical standards following AFP standards.
• Participate in regular development staff and organization wide meetings and be able to present quarterly updates on portfolio of donors.
• Ability to manage people, processes, deadlines, and budgets while adhering to the policies and procedures of Gettysburg Foundation.
• Perform other related duties as requested.

• Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree preferred.
• 2-5 years of progressive experience in fundraising.  
• Understanding and appreciation of Gettysburg’s importance in the context of history and current events.
• Professional appearance, judgement, and decisiveness to motivate and inspire confidence among donor prospects and other constituencies.
• Experience building, cultivating, and stewarding relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills along with outstanding social skills, instincts, judgment and integrity.
• Ability to execute public presentations with poise.
• Superior organization skills with an attention to detail.  
• Ability to think strategically and creatively.
• Possess a high level of skill with technology and a highly data driven approach, including the ability to use database systems to analyze development data for trends and opportunities and use metrics to guide decisions.
• Proven track record of being a team player and experienced in collaborating on multi-disciplinary teams.
• Exhibit high ethical standards of conduct and confidentiality in dealing with various internal and external constituencies.
• Ambitious and motivated professional, who values working with committed colleagues in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
• Significant knowledge of the application of software tools including MS Office and databases; experience with Tessitura a plus.
• A willingness to travel and work occasional evenings and weekends required
• Ability to use most office equipment.
• Ability to lift, carry, climb, sit, etc.
• Carry objects for various events.
• Able to walk the Battlefield, including hills and woodland trails.
• Strong team orientation and a sense of humor.

Deadline: 4/19/24

Salary range: $65K

Please send cover letter and resume to EOE
(Posted 3/25)

Multiple Openings, Susquehanna National Heritage Area, Wrightsville

The Susquehanna National Heritage Area invites applications for:

Project Leader

Community Giving Officer

Facilities and Boat Caretaker

Deadlines, job descriptions, and salary information are included in the links.

(Posted 3/13)

Summer Camp Counselors, Glen Cairn Museum, Bryn Athyn

Glencairn Museum is seeking seasonal summer camp counselors to join us for summer camp from June 10 – July 19, 2024. Successful candidates will demonstrate a passion for and ability to create a positive, safe, and fun environment for children, engage children through the interpretation of material objects, and work collaboratively with other staff.

Glencairn Museum is part of the Academy of the New Church and is affiliated with the General Church of the New Jerusalem (, a Christian denomination based on the theology of Emanuel Swedenborg. The mission of Glencairn Museum is to engage a diverse audience with the common human endeavor to find higher meaning and purpose in our lives. This is achieved by recognizing universal spiritual concepts expressed in religious beliefs and practices around the world—past and present—through the interpretation of art, artifacts, and other cultural expressions of faith. A special focus of the Museum is to preserve and interpret art and artifacts that illustrate New Church beliefs and practices.

Glencairn is seeking applicants who are committed to the Museum’s mission and values. For more information about Glencairn Museum and its mission, please visit

• $15.00 per hour, 148 hours
• Hours vary from 8-30 hours per week
• Seasonal, no benefits
• Reports to Educational Programs Manager

• Supervising campers ages 8-13 with a 1:5 ratio of counselors to campers.
• Leading all camp activities including craft projects, baking, outdoor games and activities, theater elements, small group check-ins, etc.
• Knowing and enacting all Glencairn Museum operational, safety, and emergency policies.
• Working independently and collaboratively with other counselors and wider Museum staff.

Personal and Professional Requirements
• Employees of Glencairn Museum are expected to uphold the mission, principles, and policies of the Academy of the New Church; support the mission of Glencairn Museum; and follow all Museum policies and guidelines.
• Must be at least 18 years old.
• Previous experience as a camp counselor or related field preferred.
• Passion and enthusiasm for education through material objects.
• Strong presentation and interpersonal skills, including ability to engage students and communicate information clearly, carefully, and accurately.
• Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, while also being self-motivated and self-sufficient on individual projects.
• Ability to follow instructions and consistently follow through on tasks.
• Ability to master breadth of content.
• Ability to maintain a calm presence.
• Ability to maintain a clean and organized workspace, and a courteous and respectful demeanor.
• Flexibility and adaptability when engaging children with objects, ultimately creating a positive experience for all children.  
• Strong organizational skills while demonstrating the ability to remain fluid and flexible.
• Ability to move and carry educational materials to setup and deliver programming.
• Position will require application for Pennsylvania background checks (fees covered by Glencairn Museum) including:
o Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance
o Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal Records Check
o Federal Criminal History Record Information (CHRI)

How to Apply
An important part of our interview process is understanding why this position and our mission particularly resonated with you, so even if you feel that you don’t check every box or meet every requirement above, please still consider applying. Applicants should submit a resume, a cover letter including a discussion of their interest in and ability to contribute to Glencairn Museum’s mission through our Summer Camp program, and contact information for two references to Amy Glenn at The application deadline is March 31, 2024.
(Posted 3/13)

National Register Reviewer, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg

Are you a highly skilled historic preservationist with National Register knowledge and experience? The Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) is seeking a Historic Preservation Specialist to work as a National Register reviewer, focused on assisting the public with determinations of eligibility and National Register nominations.

Salary range: $54,181.00 – $82,387.00 Annually

Closing date: 3/28/24

Please click here to view the full job description and for application instructions.
(Posted 3/13)

Summer Camp Counselor, Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia

Hours: Seasonal; 34-38 hours per week. Camp runs Monday-Friday, July 8-August 9. There will be a mandatory week of training taking place on June 26-28 and July 1-2 and an additional 2-3 days the week of August 12.

Wage: $15/hour

Description: Reporting to the Summer Camp Supervisor, Seaport Summer Camp Counselors lead engaging hands-on activities, tours, and row, kayak, or provide dock supervision for campers ages 6-12. Camp hours are 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM with aftercare from 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM. The ideal candidate has great classroom management skills, can teach children of all ages, is quick to think on their feet, and knows how to make learning fun.

 Bachelor’s degree or college coursework in the education or museum field with demonstrated experience teaching young children.
 Ability to row and maneuver rowboats and two-person kayaks preferred but not required.
 Interest in environmental science and history preferred but not required.
 Willingness to spend considerable time outside and on the water each day.
 Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with other counselors and Seaport Museum staff.
 First Aid/CPR certification not required but encouraged.
 Must be available for all weeks of camp and during training (June 26-28 and July 1-2).
 Upon hiring, a PA Child Abuse History Clearance and State Criminal Record Check are required.

 Co-develop programming and curriculum for daily After Care.
 Adapt current programming for campers of varied abilities.
 Lead educational programs and activities during all weeks of Seaport Summer Camp as assigned
 Provide on-water kayaking and rowing support/assistance as assigned.
 Provide chaperone coverage after camp hours for campers enrolled in After Care.
 Provide occasional Before Care coverage for early arrivals.
 Assist with ships or walking tours as assigned.
 Assist Education, Curatorial, Workshop on the Water departments with programming content for Camp as needed.
 Provide support and guidance for Junior Counselors as they perform assigned tasks and assist with activities.
 Gather, maintain, and monitor inventory of supplies needed for programming.
 Maintain calm, positive, and organized atmosphere using classroom management skills.
 Serve as a positive role model and mentor to all campers and junior counselors.
 Communicate with parents and chaperones as needed.
 Other duties as assigned.

The Independence Seaport Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity, inclusion, and equity as matters of fairness and effectiveness. We are committed to hiring and retaining a staff that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve, fostering an inclusive working environment where staff of all backgrounds feel welcomed and engaged in our mission. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

To apply:
Send a brief cover letter and your resume to

Independence Seaport Museum deepens the appreciation, understanding and experience of the Philadelphia region’s waterways through history, science, art and community. For more information, please visit

Location: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106. The Museum is easily accessible by public transportation and nearby parking.
(Posted 3/13)

Museum Collection Manager, Slate Belt Heritage Center, Bangor

The Slate Belt Heritage Center, a not-for-profit 501 (c) 3, located in Bangor, PA seeks a highly organized, detail-oriented individual with expertise in archival and artifact collection management to conduct an inventory of the Heritage Center’s collections housed at the Heritage Center and an off-site storage unit.  The collections include community related artifacts, framed art, archival materials, tools and equipment and decorative art.  General duties include cataloging and processing objects in the collection database (Past Perfect) tailoring entries to institutional needs, photographing objects, proper handling, housing, storing and security of the objects.  The manager will work independently with occasional support from the curator and volunteers.  The position is a fixed term, 30 hours per week, with a flexible work schedule.  The position requires physical interaction with collections with limited remote work.  

Implement orderly inventory of objects
Catalogue and process objects in the Heritage Center collections management database, creating and updating records as needed
Photograph or scan objects according to current standards
Organize appropriate housing and storage of objects and create finding aids and location guide for numbered shelving units.
Produce reports on progress for the Board of Trustees and information to engage the public on social media
Attend or report to monthly board meetings and other duties as assigned

Masters Degree or equivalent educational or work experience in archival or collections management, in library and information science, museum/material culture studies, and practical, hands-on experience with processing and digitizing collection in a collection management system
Ability to work independently with minimal oversight
Ability to troubleshoot system problems
Knowledge of best practices in collections/archival management such as proper handling, documentation, preservation, and museum ethics
Interest in local history, knowledge of Pennsylvania pre-industrial and industrial life is helpful
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Proficiency in MS Office software, and Past Perfect
Positive interpersonal skills and willingness to collaborate
Valid driver’s license

Physical Demands:
Work will require a variety of physical activities including sitting, stooping, or standing for extended periods, kneeling, or crouching, lifting up to 30 pounds, willingness and ability to climb stairs, and to use a step ladder to reach higher shelves.  The manager is required to use hands to feel and handle objects and vision abilities to examine objects closely with accurate depth perception and color identification.  

Work Environment:  A portion of the work is in the Slate Belt Heritage Center, a former 1907 municipal building in Bangor PA.  Some of the work will be in a windowless off-site storage unit.  Temperatures range between 65 – 75 degrees. Both facilities are quiet.  The candidate may encounter dust, mold or animal droppings.  Occasionally, there will be other activities happening in various rooms of the Heritage Center.

The successful candidate will be an independent consultant and receive payment at designated two-week intervals.  Salary info: 31,000., ($21/hr, 30 hour week, 50 weeks, fixed term (June 2024-June 2025)

Applications may be sent online to or by mail to Slate Belt Heritage Center, 30 North First Street, Bangor PA  19013
Include a cover letter, resume or CV with applicable educational and work experience and two references by April 15, 2024
(Posted 3/1)

October 27 Project Coordinator, Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh

About the Senator John Heinz History Center

The Senator John Heinz History Center is a Smithsonian-affiliated museum and a first-day Pittsburgh attraction that presents compelling stories from American history with a Western Pennsylvania connection, all in an interactive and engaging environment for visitors of all ages. The largest history museum in Pennsylvania, the AAM-accredited History Center attracts large and diverse audiences to its 370,000-square-foot facility in Pittsburgh’s historic Strip District that includes six floors of long-term and changing exhibition space along with spectacular spaces for special events.

The History Center’s family of museums includes the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, a dynamic museum-within-a-museum; the Fort Pitt Museum in Point State Park; and Meadowcroft Rockshelter & Historic Village, a National Historic Landmark located in Avella, Washington County, Pa. The History Center also leads a partnership of more than 125 regional historical societies, museums, and organizations dedicated to preserving local history – the History Center Affiliates Program.

A popular destination for families and visitors to our region, the History Center attracts more than 250,000 visitors annually and reaches millions through virtual programs and digital outreach. The History Center was recently recognized as America’s #2 History Museum by USA TODAY and “Pittsburgh’s Best Museum” by Pittsburgh Magazine.
Position Description The Heinz History Center, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and the largest history museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is seeking a Project Coordinator to perform a variety of tasks related to the October 27 Collections held by the Rauh Jewish Archives. The October 27 Project Coordinator is responsible for digitizing and cataloging artifacts and archival materials according to a pre-existing metadata scheme; conducting research about objects within the collection to expand contextual knowledge; working with community partners to understand the significance and relevance of objects within the collection; working with individuals and organizations who wish to use materials from the collection; and helping to expand existing institutional policy for managing the collection. The October 27 Project Coordinator may also index oral histories using the OHMS/Aviary platform, crawl websites using Archive-It, and upload materials to an existing Islandora website using a custom Python script.

This is a full-time (temporary), salaried/non-exempt position reporting to the Director, Rauh Jewish Archives and taking occasional direction from the Collections Manager.

Project Description The Rauh Jewish Archives at the Heinz History Center was established Nov. 1, 1988, as a central repository for materials documenting the Jewish experience in Western Pennsylvania. The archive currently holds more than 1,500 collections documenting many expressions of Jewish identity and is still actively collecting. The Rauh Jewish Archives is a public-facing communal institution, operating two public history websites, publishing a weekly newsletter, participating in dozens of public programs each year, answering hundreds of reference requests annually, and working with many Jewish and non-Jewish partners on initiatives of regional significance. Over the past five years, the Rauh Jewish Archives has assembled a large collection of materials documenting the local and global response to the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh on October 27, 2018. The Rauh Jewish Archives launched the October 27 Archive website in January 2023 as the public face of this collection and is beginning to open the collection for public access and use. The October 27 Collections are intricately interconnected with the existing repository of materials documenting the impacted community for more than 150 years before the shooting, including collections from all three congregations directly impacted by the attack as well as many of the responding communal organizations. All aspects of the October 27 collecting initiative have attempted to be a victim-centered, trauma-informed, and deeply responsive to the impacted community, while also meeting high standards of archival care. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the organizational skills required to manage large amounts of complex metadata, while also demonstrating the maturity to gracefully navigate emotionally complex encounters with people and objects.

▪ Master’s degree in library and information science, Public History, History, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
▪ At least three (3) years of experience in library/archival/museum work.
▪ Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously.
▪ High attention to detail and good record-keeping ability.
▪ Comfort using and troubleshooting new technologies.
▪ Experience handling archival materials and artifacts.
▪ Experience with digital photography.
▪ Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
▪ Willingness to follow institutional practices and policies.
▪ Proficiency conducting online and person-to-person research about objects.
▪ Valid driver’s license. Technologies utilized in project The successful candidate will be comfortable using the following technology.
▪ Custom Islandora website with Python script
▪ Microsoft Excel
▪ Archive-It
▪ OHMS/Aviary
▪ ArchivesSpace
▪ Adobe Photoshop
▪ VueScan

The successful candidate will be required to prove that they have received the COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.

Why Work at the History Center?
Rewarding, mission-driven work that makes an impact in the community!
Smithsonian affiliated museum located in Pittsburgh’s historic Strip District
Voted the #2 history museum in the nation by the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice poll – February 2023.
Voted the Best Museum in Pittsburgh by Pittsburgh Magazine’s Reader Poll 2022 & 2023
Flexible work schedule
Full benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance
403(B) retirement plans
Paid time off
Nine (9) paid holidays
Company paid life insurance / LTD
Discounts in the Museum Shop and Cafe
Salary range: $34-36K

Application Process
The History Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The History Center celebrates diversity and is committed to treating all applicants & employees fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other classification protected by law.

Qualified applicants should apply at:
Or by submitting a cover letter, resume and portfolio to:

Renee Falbo, Director of Human Resources
Senator John Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(Posted 3/1)

Individual Giving Officer, Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh

The Heinz History Center is seeking a full-time Individual Giving Officer. As a key member of the History Center’s Advancement team, the Individual Giving Officer is responsible for executing fundraising plans for sustaining and growing the number of annual donors. The Individual Giving Officer is also responsible for identifying and building relationships with mid-level and major donor prospects with the goal of increasing gift level and frequency; working collaboratively with the Advancement Director and Senior Leadership to co-create and implement cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities for mid-level and major individual gifts; and managing and creating innovative messaging for the History Center’s annual/bi-annual appeals as well as targeted affinity-based solicitations. The Individual Giving Officer should monitor donor giving patterns and trends to inform fundraising strategies and donor segmentation.

The Individual Giving Officer follows best practices in fundraising and maintains strict confidentiality related to the personal and financial information of History Center trustees, donors, members, and other constituents. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who proactively anticipates team needs; has superior interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills; and has the ability to effectively build, sustain, and leverage relationships. The position requires professional appearance and demeanor; attention to detail; and the ability

to manage and prioritize multiple projects effectively within a fast-paced work environment. The Individual Giving Officer will work both independently and collaboratively as a member of the Advancement Team to strategize and achieve annual fundraising goals.
This is a full-time position reporting to the Advancement Director. Requires occasional evening and weekend hours.

•Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
•At least three (3) to five (5) years of development/fundraising experience in the not-for-profit sector. Prior individual giving experience preferred.
•Museum background and/or capital campaign experience is a plus.
•Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive, and Teams.
•Experience with Fundraising or Prospect Research software is a plus.
•A writing sample is required with application

The successful candidate will be required to prove that they have received the COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.

Why Work at the History Center?

•Rewarding, mission-driven work that makes an impact in the community!
•Smithsonian-affiliated museum located in Pittsburgh’s vibrant and historic Strip District
•Voted the #2 history museum in the nation by USA Today
•Voted Best Museum in Pittsburgh by Pittsburgh Magazine(2022 & 2023)
•Flexible work schedule, including potential for hybrid work
•Full benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance
•Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options
•403(B) retirement plan with employer match
•Paid time off (vacation, personal, and sick days)
•Nine (9) paid holidays
•Company paid life insurance / LTD
•Wellness and Employee Assistance Program
•Discounts in the Museum Shop and Café
•Public transportation and parking options nearby

Salary range: $50K – $59K

Application Process
The History Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The History Center celebrates diversity and is committed to treating all applicants & employees fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other classification protected by law.
Qualified applicants should apply at:
Or by submitting a cover letter, resume and writing sample to:
Renee Falbo, Director of Human Resources
Senator John Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(Posted 3/1)

Security Coordinator, Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh

The Heinz History Center is currently seeking a Security Coordinator to support our Security team.

The Security Coordinator will work closely with our Chief of Security to lead and develop our team of Security Officers. The regular shift pattern for this position will be 9:00 – 5:30 Sunday through Thursday, but flexibility will occasionally be required to support evening, weekend, and holiday needs throughout the year.
The Security Coordinator will ensure that the daily security operations run smoothly and effectively. This position is responsible for the monitoring and execution of security procedures ensuring the safety, security and wellbeing of the facilities contents, staff, and patrons.

The Security Coordinator operates security systems (e.g., alarms, surveillance cameras, access control) and supports overall risk management – locating, correcting, and/or reporting threats of all kinds to the organization.

The Security Coordinator will assist in the overseeing of the Security staff, in the scheduling, timekeeping, on-going training, documentation of performance.

The Security Coordinator will stay current with best practices for museum security and make recommendations to the Chief of Security for improvement.

This is a full-time, salaried, non-exempt position reporting to the Chief of Security.

High school education or equivalent, graduate of an accredited security program or police academy is a strong advantage.
Minimum of two years of security or other frontline experience. Evidence of previous supervision of personnel is a strong advantage.
This position requires the Coordinator to be friendly yet firm and responsive to the needs of the staff and patrons. The Security Coordinator is required to be always sharp and alert and must have immediate concern for the safety and welfare of the collections, facilities, staff and patrons.
Maintaining a working knowledge of the History Center exhibits, programs, and emergency response protocols is essential while providing excellent customer service/interactions.
Good communication and leadership skills are imperative.
Ability to understand and operate fire/ security panels, camera systems, and safety equipment.
Keen observational skills.
Must be computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

The successful candidate will be required to prove that they have received the COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.

Why Work at the History Center?
•Rewarding, mission-driven work that makes an impact in the community!
•Smithsonian-affiliated museum located in Pittsburgh’s vibrant and historic Strip District
•Voted the #2 history museum in the nation by USA Today
•Voted Best Museum in Pittsburgh by Pittsburgh Magazine(2022 & 2023)
•Flexible work schedule, including potential for hybrid work
•Full benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance
•Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options
•403(B) retirement plan with employer match
•Paid time off (vacation, personal, and sick days)
•Nine (9) paid holidays
•Company paid life insurance / LTD
•Wellness and Employee Assistance Program
•Discounts in the Museum Shop and Café
•Public transportation and parking options nearby

Salary range: $37-$40K

Application Process
The History Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The History Center celebrates diversity and is committed to treating all applicants & employees fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other classification protected by law.
Qualified applicants should apply at:
Or by submitting a cover letter and resume to:
Renee Falbo, Director of Human Resources
Senator John Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(Posted 3/1)

Executive Director, Christ Church Preservation Trust, Philadelphia

The Christ Church Preservation Trust (“CCPT”) seeks an experienced and passionate Executive Director (ED) to work closely with a dedicated Board of Trustees to manage overall strategic planning, staff, budget and operational responsibilities across a historic campus (dating to 1695) that includes Christ Church, The Christ Church Burial Ground, and the Neighborhood House community center in all aspects related to annual and capital fundraising, education of online, tourist and student audiences, management and growth of source document history archives, and direction and community engagement of the Neighborhood House Arts Program.

Salary range: $90,000 – $105,000

Send resume and cover letter explaining why you are interested in the ED Position at CCPT to
(Posted 2/19)

Museum Ed

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